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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Ale brewed with summit hops. Triple fermented. First in French Oak Foudres, second in pinot noir and whiskey barrels with brett and other critters. Finally in the bottle for natural carbonation.


sitzds' rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sitzds (318) - - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 Bottle poured into tulip during #bottlecherwednesday at Beachwood Seal Beach. Opaque and very dark brown body, a half finger of tan head with high retention that eventually settles to a ring and islands. Aroma is citrus tartness, wine barrel wood, roasted malt, some coffee, and a touch of earthy funk. Taste is initially light sweetness with burnt sugar and molasses, then comes the sour: citrus and apple skin, some bitter roasty notes on the finish. Medium body, thick but smooth texture, moderate-plus carbonation, slightly sour dry puckering finish. A lot going on in this beer!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (3934) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle, thanks Chris, dark pour, tan head, nose and taste are both brett, tart, citrus, whiskey, wow

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2385) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle at blåbær release 2015. Black body with a small head. Brett, whiskey, oak, tart. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (689) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
Blåbær street tasting 2015. Pours nearly black with a brown head. Aroma of licorice, sour, Berrys, Brett wood. Taste is sour, Berrys, dark fruit, light roast, light cinnamon, slight roast.very dry sourness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (683) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Appearance: pours with a smaller tan head that dissipates quickly, the beer is a very dark black, I'm not even seeing colors on the edges when held up to the light Aroma: Pino noir wine, alcohol, funky, perhaps coffee Taste: very interesting, it's sour yet at the same time has a coffee bitterness to it, nestled in there you also get the red grape flavor from the Pino noir aging, alcohol warmth Palate: much thicker and full mouthfeel that I normally find in sours, unique aftertaste is a mixture of red wine coffee and sour beer, soft carbonation Overall: very unique beer, the way the flavors all come thru assertively is impressive, not your typical stout or sour beer, not really easy to drink, I like it overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1202) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Brown with Lacy beige head; aroma red winey; Flava is tart yet subtle maltiness oaky- very red winey deliscous; feels little fizz til the end; finishes tart acidic very much like red wine

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (15370) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle, 75cl corked. A very dark brown beer topped by a small, dense, beige head. The aroma is quite roasted and sourish, a bit simple perhaps, but very pleasant. Some vinegar, oak and berries. It’s full-bodied, soft and pleasantly carbonated, rather tart. Prunes, roasted malts, some salty licorice hint, oak, lemon notes, dark berries and some balsamic vinegar. Lasting roasted, sour and vinegar-ish finish. Quite lovely this one, perhaps a tad too much vinegar though. 150612

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (9623) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle 750ml @ Hotel Room, Hotel Lord Berri, Montréal, QC
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of tart, vinegar, wood, dried fruits and balsamico. Taste is light to medium sweet and heavy sour with a long dry, sour, vinegar and dried fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
musinj6 (466) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Pours a dark, murky black with small tan head leaving moderate lacing. Very tart with hint of raspberry, sour plum. Medium to full body. Long, sour finish. Hints of woody, pinot, bit of whisky, but less prominent. This is an excellent, well rounded beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (827) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown to black color with a light brown head. Aroma is nice balsamic vinegar with a background of whisky and and burnt oak. Flavor is vinegar with a whisky kick. Mmm...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (401) - Kansas, USA - MAY 30, 2015
A black body with mahogany trim supports a fading, creamy-smooth, frothy-capped khaki head which creates dots and an arcing peninsula of lace

Fluent and complimentary with solid intensity, mostly seamless transitions conjuring an array of nuances, juicy pinot noir barrel characteristics merging into more subtle whiskey barrel with meshing lacto and barrel creaminess bridging into caramel and dark malt which transitions into earthy, damp funk, black peppercorns, anise, chocolate covered bananas, sweet tart and juicy fruit gum, acidulous fruit accents swirl around the experience, plumb, pineapple, white grape, peach, all on a smooth, cohesive medium body with rounded, mellow carbonation leading to an abrupt clearing sour tannic dryness which quickly gives way to a residual of dark chocolate syrup over dark wine and berries, lingering light funk

750ML cork and cage BATCH #2 NOV/2014 served at 50º into 14.7 oz Zwiesel Cognac snifter



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